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Climate in Fuengirola

Fuengirola has a subtropical climate. In the summer, that is, from May to August, it's always warm with clear skies. August is the warmest month and the temperature is around 30-35 degrees during the daytime. In total there are 300 days of sunshine a year in Fuengirola. In March, April and November the temperature is around 20 degrees at daytime. January is the coldest month with temperatures around 16 degrees at daytime. In the beginning of September, sea mist sometimes drifts in cowering the town like a thick carpet. This usually lasts only for a few hours and only takes place under very special weather conditions.

Due to the proximity of the Gibraltar Strait, the wind conditions can change quite quickly in the winter. The Gibraltar Strait emits cold Atlantic waters and, depending on wind direction, the ocean temperature can also change within an hour both in summer and winter. When it's blowing from the south-west cold Atlantic water can be brought all the way to Fuengirola.

The climate in the winter can best be described as autumn in Northern Europe, and lasts from December to January. Spring starts in February and the trees start blooming again. In the mountains around Fuengirola and all of the Malaga province you can find hills with beautiful almond forests.

Beaches in Fuengirola
A typical sunny day in Fuengirola

The precipitation during winter varies considerably from year to year. It is very difficult to tell if you will have lot of sunshine or not if you visit Fuengirola for one or two weeks in the period between October to March. Some winters it can rain for several weeks, while other years there is almost no rain at all. Water rationing has been introduced on a few occasions.

The weather in Fuengirola

The warm weather in Fuengirola attracts thousands of tourists every year. In addition, there are many expats who spend the winter in Fuengirola giving them a better quality of life. People with certain health conditions experience less pain and more mobility when staying on Costa del Sol for the winter.

 

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Fuengirola is a small holiday resort with 60,000 inhabitants and between 200,000 and 400,000 tourists. Fuengirola is located midway between Malaga and Marbella. It takes about 30 minutes by car from Malaga or Marbella. The city is suitable for anyone who likes to be in the sun. If you think it is too crowded in August, you can always go to the suburb of Caravajal to rent a comfortable hammock or Torreblanca which is a bit more spacious. The area of Fuengirola is completely melted together with the city of Mijas Costa.

Fuengirola has one of the nicest and longest beaches on the entire coast. Several years in a row, almost all the beaches in Fuengirola have been awarded with the "Blue Flag" which is a quality designation that goes on purity, availability and ease of use.

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